The inaugural Kit Kat Group Pro-Am will tee off the Sunshine Tour’s 2021 schedule at Houghton Golf Club this February, kickstarting a run of seven local tournaments.
With R 1 million at stake, the three-round event will debut on the Tour’s calendar from 5-7 February with a field of 72 professionals competing alongside 60 invited amateurs in a two-day, in-tournament pro-am, and with the final round reserved for the professionals.
The final three hours of the final round of the tournament will be live-streamed on DStv Now.
As was the case with last year’s Rise-Up Series, all events will be conducted in line with safe and secure health guidelines for players.
‘We welcome the Kit Kat Group to our Sunshine Tour family and are delighted that this new tournament will tee off what we believe is a strong start to our 2021 professional golf year,’ said Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour.
Riaz Gani, CEO of the Kit Kat Group, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to partner with the Sunshine Tour, which is a brand that aligns perfectly with our own. The Kit Kat Group has been built on a foundation of trust and with a focus to offer real value to our customers. The Sunshine Tour and South African professional golf present a similar value offering.
‘Golf also represents the kind of focus you need to succeed in life, and we feel strongly that the game of golf needs all the support it can get as it plays a vital role in developing important life skills among our youth.’